What Is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning at UChicago is a free service for the entire UChicago community. LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. This service is provided by IT Services.

Instructors, students, and staff members can capitalize on opportunities provided by free, high-quality courses on LinkedIn Learning to equip themselves with the skills, agility, and foresight to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world.

How to Access LinkedIn Learning

All current UChicago faculty, students, staff, and employees of UChicago Medicine are eligible users of Linked Learning. To get access, visit LinkedIn Learning at UChicago and log in with your CNetID and password.

Benefits of LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers over 16000 free online and on-demand courses for career development and personal growth. Learning is flexible with both on- and off-line access, and the website has a well-designed, user-friendly interface.

High-Quality Courses for Career Advancement and Personal Growth

Professional Training for Career Development

You can browse and take a variety of courses on professional training to:

These high-quality, professionally produced courses serve to update and transform your skill sets during these unprecedented times. They help to prepare you if you wish to step out of your comfort zone and acquire employable skills in other booming industries.


When you finish a course by watching every tutorial in the course, you can receive a certificate of completion. You may print the certificate, email it, or embed your certificate in a blog post or web page. These are the best ways to ensure the authenticity of the certificate.

Courses for Personal Growth and Self-Care

LinkedIn Learning also hosts a large number of courses on personal growth and care and continues to add to this collection to cater to the changing needs of learners. You can learn how to:

Flexible Learning (Anytime & Anywhere)

With LinkedIn Learning, you can view your content at your own pace on any device, whether on- or off-line. An app is available for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad (available only in the App Store), as well as an Android app. You may also use a web browser to access LinkedIn Learning on your mobile device.

Personalized Learning

LinkedIn Learning allows you to tailor your learning experience based on your likes and what your colleagues are watching. When you log in for the first time, you will have the option to connect your LinkedIn profile OR create a separate Learning account during activation. If you choose to connect your LinkedIn profile, you will receive additional benefits such as personalized recommendations for your skills and position, as well as what’s trending on LinkedIn Learning based on LinkedIn data. This will help LinkedIn Learning give you a learning experience that’s tailor-made for your needs.

User-Friendliness (Navigating the LinkedIn Learning Website )

You can find and view your content easily with LinkedIn Learning’s new user-friendly interface. When you log in, you will be directed to the website home page.

LinkedIn Learning Home Page

You can set weekly learning goals and monitor your learning progress in the dashboard. Setting weekly goals and sharing progress to your LinkedIn Learning page is a great way to increase your accountability and get recognition for accomplishing your goals.


If you scroll down, you can browse courses in the following categories:

  • Top picks for you
  • New releases
  • Because of skills you follow
  • Live office hours with experts
  • This week’s top courses
  • Recommended courses based on skills you listed on your LinkedIn profile
  • Popular on LinkedIn Learning
  • Most liked on LinkedIn Learning
  • Recommendations based on your learning history, courses you saved
  • Crash courses 30 minutes or less

Website Navigation

To discover courses based on a particular topic, click Browse in the top menu to open the course catalog, or type the keyword into the Search Box. The University of Chicago has created a content map based on various competency and skills.

Course Catalog with Browse Button Highlighted


The My Learning page provides a comprehensive overview of your learning progress: e.g. in-progress courses, completed courses, and saved courses for future learning. You can organize your saved courses in different collections and add new skills to personalize the learning recommendations on your home page, notifications, and emails.

My Learning Button in LinkedIn Learning

Additional Resources and Support

If you have any questions regarding LinkedIn Learning at UChicago, you can consult the LinkedIn Learning FAQ or contact the IT Services Service Desk.

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